Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Northern Argentina / Province of Salta / San Antonio de los Cobres / Sightseeing / Viaducto de la polvorilla
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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If you are in Salta you definitely should take the Tren A Las Nubes from San Antonio de los Cobres. It's a short ride that lasts for around 2 hours (roundtrip) but you will get to see some breathtakin... more »
Aber es lohnt sich nicht!!! Die Anfahrt von Salta ist interessant bis Santa Rosa de Tastil. Der Rest ist verlorene Zeit! Besucht nocht die Ruinen in Santa Rosa und fahrt zurück! more »But it's not worth! The directions of Salta and Santa Rosa de Tastil is interesting. The rest is lost time! Visited the ruins in Santa Rosa do and drive back!
Muy buen paseo para admirar el esfuerzo de su construccion, se puede recorren desde abajo en auto y hay un centro de interpretacion justo debajo con fotos antiguas more »Very good walk to admire the effort of their construction, can be run from down by car and there is a right under with old photos interpretation centre
A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
Amalia AyalaBeautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.
Jimmy SPhoto - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.
M D MIncredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.
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